1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Switch to Mobile-1

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by obxfishn, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Feb 12, 2010 at 4:38 PM
    #1
    obxfishn

    obxfishn [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Member:
    #2206
    Messages:
    77
    Gender:
    Male
    Eastern Virginia
    2.5" ToyTec Lift, Smitty Built Nerf Bars, Scangauge unit,
    My truck has 75K and was wondering would it be safe to switch to Mobile-1 this late in the game? I have been using Mobile oil but am considering switching to Mobile-1. Do you think it would cause any problems? :confused:
     
  2. Feb 12, 2010 at 4:41 PM
    #2
    PreRunnerSeth

    PreRunnerSeth Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Member:
    #21110
    Messages:
    4,274
    Gender:
    Male
    Apex, NC
    Vehicle:
    15 Black DC OR Prerunner
    Perfectly safe. Its a misconception that changing to synthetic will damage anything. I bought my truck with 104k and have been running Mobile 1 since i bought it.

    http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/MotorOil/Synthetics/Myths.aspx
     
  3. Feb 12, 2010 at 5:48 PM
    #3
    steviestyles

    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Member:
    #430
    Messages:
    1,273
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Colorado Springs
    Vehicle:
    07 DC 4x4 TRD Off Road
    Bone Stock
    Why switch now?
     
  4. Feb 12, 2010 at 5:50 PM
    #4
    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Member:
    #17177
    Messages:
    17,826
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    AZ
    Vehicle:
    2005 TRD DCSB
    x2
     
  5. Feb 12, 2010 at 5:53 PM
    #5
    TacoSupreem

    TacoSupreem Dirty Trucker

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Member:
    #27935
    Messages:
    2,419
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Hayden
    Kentucky
    Vehicle:
    2013 MGM DCSB 4x4 Sport
    its always a good idea to switch to synthetic imo!
     
  6. Feb 12, 2010 at 5:54 PM
    #6
    TacoSupreem

    TacoSupreem Dirty Trucker

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Member:
    #27935
    Messages:
    2,419
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Hayden
    Kentucky
    Vehicle:
    2013 MGM DCSB 4x4 Sport
    get a mobile 1 filter too! not fram garbage!
     
  7. Feb 12, 2010 at 5:57 PM
    #7
    4low2go

    4low2go Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Member:
    #26896
    Messages:
    731
    Gender:
    Male
    Coatesville, PA
    Vehicle:
    10 RC 4x4 5sp MGM
    Curt hitch, OBX Shift
    Its great to switch anytime to Mobil 1, as long as you wait for the initial break of the rings in a new engine. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Feb 12, 2010 at 5:58 PM
    #8
    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Member:
    #1475
    Messages:
    26,258
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    York,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '16 Tundra TRD Pro
    getting there....
    you'll be fine switching now.
     
  9. Feb 12, 2010 at 6:21 PM
    #9
    IamJorgeEdward

    IamJorgeEdward Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Member:
    #24932
    Messages:
    721
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jorge Edward
    Orlando, FL
    Vehicle:
    2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport
    Completely stock
    i did it and my truck has never ran smoother HUGE difference imo
     
  10. Feb 12, 2010 at 8:36 PM
    #10
    PA452

    PA452 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Member:
    #1445
    Messages:
    665
    Gender:
    Male
    Western PA
    Vehicle:
    15 Access TRD Offroad, V6, 5spd Auto, 4x4
    I did it at about 42K, but unfortunately I didn't really notice much of a difference.

    Now when I switched out the transmission oil to Red Line synthetic, there I noticed a bit of a difference.
     
  11. Feb 13, 2010 at 4:37 AM
    #11
    steviestyles

    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Member:
    #430
    Messages:
    1,273
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Colorado Springs
    Vehicle:
    07 DC 4x4 TRD Off Road
    Bone Stock
    I ask because the OP already has 75K mi. The added protection of a synthetic is moot at this point since he has that many miles. As others have stated it won't harm to switch, but if dino oil has worked up to this point, why switch? A synthetic oil will not restore any performance. If the engine has added wear from using dino oil, what will a synthetic do for him at this point except cost him more money?
     
  12. Feb 13, 2010 at 5:07 AM
    #12
    george3

    george3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7173
    Messages:
    3,552
    new jersey
    Vehicle:
    tacoma
    Seat belt beeper, Cabelas (Weathertech) floor liner gray, Covercraft Seat Savers in Taupe, Protecta Heavy Duty Rubber Truck Bed Mat, Pop n Lock PL5200, Pace Edwards Full Metal JackRabbit, Wolverine oil pan heater, Scangauge2, afe pro dry s filter, Remote Underbody 4 Piece LED Light Kit (White) used as Bed light, DIY Washable Cabin Air Filter, PA15-TOY, 4x4 Illuminated Switch, full synthetic, Redline Tuning Hood Support, Smittybilt Nerf Steps black powder-coated
    Maybe halt the wear at 75K.

     
  13. Feb 13, 2010 at 5:25 AM
    #13
    steviestyles

    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Member:
    #430
    Messages:
    1,273
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Colorado Springs
    Vehicle:
    07 DC 4x4 TRD Off Road
    Bone Stock
    Understood, but the engine should already have a good amount of wear at 75K using dino oil. I guess what I'm getting at is the best results of using a synthetic oil is realized when used in the first stages of an engines life. By midlife, or late life of an engine, a synthetic won't do much for you; unless of course the engine was neglected and there is a fair amount of sludging going on. In fact there is credible evidence of those who changed to a synthetic oil late in the engine's life can expose leaks in the engines seals that were held together by the deposits of using a dino oil. The advanced detergents of a synthetic hastily erode these deposits and in turn cause the engine to consume oil.
     
  14. Feb 13, 2010 at 5:27 AM
    #14
    dog tired

    dog tired Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Member:
    #29750
    Messages:
    465
    Gender:
    Male
    NE Ohio
    A syn oil may clean out the gunk that has accumulated and may cause leaks at this stage of the game .

    I'd stay with a dino oil JMO
     
  15. Feb 13, 2010 at 5:33 AM
    #15
    ShadowFalken

    ShadowFalken Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Member:
    #28480
    Messages:
    300
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    10 Off Road
    Raptor stainless bars, Wet Okole covers, RollBak bed cover, PopNLock, Redline hood struts, XM radio factory kit
    Lower friction is lower friction, no matter what the miles. I switched a Toyota at 70K and drove it to 200 with no issues. Sold (reluctently) to get another vehicle. I switched a Nissan 2.4 pickup at 100K and drove it to 276 and counting. Both purchased used.

    Added protection is always good
     
  16. Feb 13, 2010 at 5:58 AM
    #16
    steviestyles

    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Member:
    #430
    Messages:
    1,273
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Colorado Springs
    Vehicle:
    07 DC 4x4 TRD Off Road
    Bone Stock
    I can agree that added protection is always good, but can you say with 100%certainty that had you stuck with dino oil on both vehicles, they would not of made it to the miles they did? As I read more about the topic, I'm starting to believe the use of synthetic oils might be a marketing ploy by the oil companies (I've used Pennzoil Platinum from Day 1). In fact many "synthetic" oils on the market today are not true synthetics....Mobil 1 being one of them. Back on topic, That late into the game, wear to the engine has already been done. To realize the true benefits of a synthetic, you'd have to switch early in the engines life one would think.
     
  17. Feb 13, 2010 at 5:59 AM
    #17
    george3

    george3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7173
    Messages:
    3,552
    new jersey
    Vehicle:
    tacoma
    Seat belt beeper, Cabelas (Weathertech) floor liner gray, Covercraft Seat Savers in Taupe, Protecta Heavy Duty Rubber Truck Bed Mat, Pop n Lock PL5200, Pace Edwards Full Metal JackRabbit, Wolverine oil pan heater, Scangauge2, afe pro dry s filter, Remote Underbody 4 Piece LED Light Kit (White) used as Bed light, DIY Washable Cabin Air Filter, PA15-TOY, 4x4 Illuminated Switch, full synthetic, Redline Tuning Hood Support, Smittybilt Nerf Steps black powder-coated
    OK, point taken. I'm coming up on 30K and am going to go syn. I've been using dino every 3k religiously. Hope for no leaks.

     
  18. Feb 13, 2010 at 6:06 AM
    #18
    grivera

    grivera Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Member:
    #9474
    Messages:
    783
    Gender:
    Male
    Hanover, MD
    Vehicle:
    '08 DC SR5 4x4, Desert Sand Mica
    Rear Suspension TSB, Bilstein 5100 on all 4 corners-fronts set at 1.75". BFG A/T's @ 265/75/16; Access LE Roll-up cover; Iron Cross Tube SS Steps; Fumoto valve; WeatherTech Liners; AFE Pro-Dry; front side windows tinted 20%; TW Decal!
    I believe the added benefit would be increased mileage between service intervals. Otherwise, conventional oil changed regularly will make an engine last just as long...
     
  19. Feb 13, 2010 at 6:08 AM
    #19
    ShadowFalken

    ShadowFalken Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Member:
    #28480
    Messages:
    300
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    10 Off Road
    Raptor stainless bars, Wet Okole covers, RollBak bed cover, PopNLock, Redline hood struts, XM radio factory kit
    Very little can be said with 100% certainty.

    I can tell you that I have seen many engines make high mile counts on conventional motor oils with aggressive change intervals (3000 miles). I can tell you that I have also seen the results (reduced wear) on engines torn down using a quality synthetic oil. I also did not say what brand of oil I used.

    I tend to look more at Euro ratings (ACEA) than I do SAE when it comes to oil. That and any specs I can find on the oil. (not listed viscosity) Then, if the bottle does not list a desired spec on it and the website does not list the spec I will not buy it for that application.
     
  20. Feb 13, 2010 at 7:09 AM
    #20
    steviestyles

    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Member:
    #430
    Messages:
    1,273
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Colorado Springs
    Vehicle:
    07 DC 4x4 TRD Off Road
    Bone Stock
    You should be fine at 30K. By most accounts it's when you get into the 70K mi and upwards that deposits may play a role.
     
To Top